Diaspora and Gender

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Gender is frequently treated as a binary or “N/A” option in online forms with the purpose of collecting demographic information, analytics being the life blood of many online applications.Freed from this need to collect information, the open social network Diaspora turns Gender in to a text field, freeing us to put whatever we want.  Which […]

The Kinect as a means of altering ones visual environment is definitely a novel use for the devic

Posted by on Nov 26, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Kinect as a means of altering ones visual environment is definitely a novel use for the device, and it’s incredible to see it explored by a talented artist.  As computer vision speeds its panoptic advance in to public space, our environment will become filled with visual aids to computer vision techniques, allowing the categorization […]

The Rapid Prototyping of Interaction Design

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Yesterday I gave a short talk on the Rapid prototyping of Interaction Design for a profession development event at the University of Toronto’s Knowledge Media Design Institute.  These guys are doing some incredibly interesting work in Toronto right now, so it was a surprise and an honour to have been invited to speak.  I did a presentation […]

Knowledge Media Design Professional Development Event

Posted by on Nov 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m giving a short lil’ talk this Wednesday about rapid prototyping as an Interaction Designer, and what I’ve learned in the past year and a half since graduating with a Political Science specialist degree from the University of Toronto. It’s exciting to be able to share what I’ve been learning with others entering or about to […]

Physical Glitch Architecture

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

These images (link thanks to by Wes Hodgson) are of pre-fabricated concrete dwellings which, by some error in the process, ended up completely different from what we imagined. As we move closer and closer to a world of rapid fabrication, I can’t help but wonder how our appreciation for flaws and error will continue to […]

Elements of Networked Urbanism

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I was fortunate enough to attend the Adam Greenfield lecture on Elements of Networked Urbanism.  Broadly speaking, he considered the city and policy from an informational standpoint.  Through sensors, cameras, and APIs we’re seeing the city become porous: information flooding in and out, and a wealth of different analytical and perceptual views opened in consequence. […]

This is Interaction Design.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This is Interaction Design.

I did a good bit of reading this weekend into the idea of creating interfaces which invoke or res

Posted by on Nov 8, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I did a good bit of reading this weekend into the idea of creating interfaces which invoke or respond to emotional cues.  One of the things I cam across was the Emotion Markup Language from the HUMAINE group, a fascinating attempt to generate and record meta emotional information within various media types. As valid and […]